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for the first time five votes each for obama and five for romney. election coverage begins with a special edition of "squawk box" tonight at 5:00 p.m. eastern time followed by prime time coverage here on cnbc. jim will be a big part of this. >> i can't wait. a big night. i think that -- look, as maine goes so it goes. new hampshire, i don't know. when i look at all of the polls, i here it neck and neck. when i look -- this is why i believe it will be for obama. that's not a political statement by the way. what i'm saying is i look at the states and obama does factor plus or minus he's ahead except for virginia and maybe florida depends on the poll. i urge everyone to go out and vote in new jersey. very difficult. largest polling place in our town closed. no power. people have to recognize that the adversity of a lot of people trying to vote today shows you that democracy is trying to be at work. not as easy as you thought. >> i have always said voting is messy. we do it better than just about anybody else. >> north korea has the 99%. everybody seems to turn out. >> regardless of whether t
there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama wins a second term in the white house but of course now the hard part begins. can he and congress agree on how to avoid the fiscal cliff just 54 days from now? good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with melissa lee, jim cramer, david faber. as you can see once again, down triple digits. a lot of news out of europe today as attention turns to greece and parliamentary vote there regarding austerity measures later on. democrats gaining seats in the senate. republicans maintaining control of the house. >> the issues that were a tossup are now certainties. we'll get cramer's take on how to align your portfolio right now. >> ecb president saying the euro crisis is hitting europe's strongest country. >> we're on storm watch in the northeast once again. airlines canceling flights with american airlines shutting down in new york this afternoon. >> of course we begin with last night's election. the president winning a second term defeating gop challenger mitt romney. it was battleground state ohio th
up tomorrow's presidential election in this country. polls show the race between barack obama and gop challenger mitt romney to be a dead heat. on wednesday the greek parliament is due to vote on a package of austerity measures and then china's congress convenes for once in a decade leadership change. that's not evening mentioning ecb. there's been some that have said this is potentially the highest concentration of risk of the entire year. >> i heard this. it's embarrassing to hear. what's happened the whole time is there are managements that have made money during this period and managements that have failed and models that have made money and models that have failed. i spent a lot of time this weekend going over the last five years of stocks. what i find is that you have the ibms which delivered. moved from hardware to software model, consulting and hewlett packards that failed. when you do risk on and risk off, i'm an s&p trader. i trade the s&ps. forget individual stocks. if you want to play that game, fine. >> a lot of institutions play that game. not just hedge funds. a lot of
you, thank you so much. >> with the election on tuesday, just four days from now, president obama and mitt romney getting ready to weigh in on the jobs report. we'll bring you live coverage of each candidate's remarks. looking for a better place to put your cash? here's one you may not have thought of -- fidelity. now you don't have to go to a bank to get the things you want from a bank, like no-fee atms, all over the world. free checkwriting and mobile deposits. now depositing a check is as easy as taking a picture. free online bill payments. a highly acclaimed credit card with 2% cash back into your fidelity account. open a fidelity cash management account today and discover another reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. ♪ welcome to the world leader in derivatives. welcome to superderivatives. >>> welcome back to "squawk on the street." september factory orders hit the wires up 4.8%, a couple tenths better than expectations. and the august number was a big minus, minus 5.2 now 5.1. sow factory orders joins data that is better than expected. carl, back to you. >> rick
ceos and the president over the fiscal cliff. reports today say obama wants 1.6 trillion in new taxes, two times what republicans were offered last year. is this whole negotiation going nowhere? >> cisco not only surprises the street with a beat but says the u.s. enterprise business is showing signs of improvement. >>> and abercrombie silences the shorts. >> the president is scheduled to meet with a dozen ceos this afternoon to hear their concerns about looming tax increases and spending cuts. 73% of participants in a "wall street journal" ceo council conference said the fiscal cliff is their primary concern. goldman chairman and ceo lloyd blankfein talking about the importance of avoiding the fiscal cliff. he writes there's more than a trillion dollars of cash that is sitting on the balance sheets of u.s. nonfinancial companies with certainty about tax rates, companies will increase their capital expenditures currently at anemic levels contributing to a virtuous cycle of jobs and growth." if there was a disagreement as to whether this is becoming a mainstream story. story of "usa tod
of the republican party. because, i mean, look. i think that obama, whether you like him or not, obama said you raise revenue. have a talk. boehner did mention raising revenues but does he have people in the tea party wing this agrees with him? i don't know. what do you think? >> i don't know. i mean, in the meantime, speaking of sort of regulatory issues, jp morgan today with the capital plan they say is regulators say is okay. >> yeah. >> 3 billion buy back in the quarter. next quarter. >> checked with them. that's the stock that came down because romney lost and very hard to relate on the loss versus dividend increase and buy back but i think the overreaction in the banks was considerable yesterday. i look for them to stabilize. >> brings to mind an upgrade today. >> an upgrade of isi and they expect increased dividends and buybacks and every time they buy back shares, the intangible book value goes up. and bank of america was one of those stocks hit very, very hard within the financial sector in yesterday's selloff. down 7%. that was the steep decline. this call this morning, very bullish.
cliff. this afternoon president obama is scheduled to meet with several business leaders including ceos of home depot, macy's, caterpillar and at&t but futures are falling with signs there are troubles with negotiations on capitol hill. a market credible deal to solve the cliff is key to economic growth. >> that annual growth idea, that prospect is real in my view if we actually did get a market credible $4 trillion plan. the markets would realize those guys can govern. the big question is can we get a market credible plan. what would it look like at this point? >> senator reid said we won't have one. everyone has to get used to that. warren buffett talking about going over. probably going to happen in january. i feel like we're going to go over. you can meet with all of the ceos you want to. doesn't really matter. 200,000 people in a room. doesn't really matter. norquist saying don't have a deal. have to raise taxes. democrats don't seem to favor lowered defense budget and favor higher taxes for the rich and so we're done. i think we're done. >> after durbin speoke yesterda, if you're
't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. make it 500, make it a million. the republican party will fall on half who voted democratic and half who live in hollywood. >> we're beginning to see some really from the right side of the party saying let's get this done. we learned a lesson of sorts in the election. don't let it go to waste. >> seems like there's a split in the republican party and people that want to make a deal and people that say there's no deal and the no deal crowd is now being identified as crystal did with we don't want to deal. we want to bail out millionaires. >> i continue to hear the rallying cry from those who are against raising the rates on the highest earners that it's only going to raise 80 billion or 100 billion, 110 billion maybe the high. we have a trillion dollar deficit. you continue to hear that argument which doesn't make a great deal of sense in the sense that you need sacrifice and everybody to buy in and that's going to have to happen as well. i do wonder if that's going to still have resonance with one part of the repub
obama has already met with labor leaders, progressives and a dozen ceos but this morning he holds a meeting with congressional leaders on avoiding a fiscal cliff. wall street wants to know if they can strike a deal. welcome to "squawk on the street" i'm ellitel melissa lee. carl quintanilla is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> good morning. as you mention, melissa, an amazing week of meeting at the white house. none of them really matter when you put them up against the meeting that's about to happen in this building in an hour from now. speaker boehner, senator mcconnell, senator reid, democratic leader pelosi, all will come here and speak for a couple hours. day one of negotiations. nobody is expecting huge news but as jim has already tweeted out this morning, the market is going to look for signs that this tone of compromise that we've heard so much about all week long is that for real or are talks going to break down in early stages? the market specifically is going to depend on that tone today and we'll bring that live when the meeting happens a little after 1
back. windows cliff. >> die another day. >> president obama meeting with business leaders tomorrow in washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. why are bank ceos not attending? we'll explore that question but first -- >> announcer: coming up, we're all artists in some capacity. some bigger than others. cramer's talent lies in the markets. he'll show it off with six stocks in 60 seconds when "squawk on the street" returns. frank, instead of scratching your way to retirement, get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>? the next hour we'll talk about home depot and two facebook analysts both think now is a buying opportunity also the ceo of zipcar in an exclusive. back to you. >> let's get six in 60 with jim. upgrade at dow chemical. >> goldman is talking about the super cycle of natural gas. a couple positive calls. this has been a horrible stock. they just reported batteries. they are saying it's a way to play a turn in the worldwi
president obama bring some opted michl when he speaks about the fiscal cliff in a few hours. good morning, welcome to "squawk on the street," tgif. i'm carl quintanilla, jim cramer, david faber is in california, jpmorgan, napa valley ceo summit. how many big stories do we have circulating? fiscal cliff concerns? you heard about jp penny concerns. right now, implied open, down 58 points. europe getting trouble, headlines out of greece, running low on cash again. ftse down 0.75. we'll bring in david from the west coast. we'll talk technology later on but that's not the only subject. what's coming up? >> reporter: a very cool napa valley. we are very close to silicon valley, so here at napa valley ceo technology summit we'll be joined throughout the day by a number of luminaries from the technology industry. i'll be talking to john donahoe, ceo of ebay. back to you. >> french laundry, that's the key tonight. french laundry. he's smiling like he's already been. meantime, a road map starts at cross section of wall street and washington. third weeks of losses as congressional office highlights
to bottom here. it's just that there's not as many. >> if you saw a headline, boehner-obama to agree to long-term solution, you would hit buy first on com? >> we no longer have to worry about rising above? >> i think we'll see that as a joke. >> only up 3% to 5% between now and tuesday. that's not their focus. >> i understand. >> but remember when germany went down, when the german forces went down. those are countries that are dominated by rich people. a lot of those companies are plutocrasies. i think when their market went down, they said holy cow, maybe we ought to do something, maybe monty ought to get together, our country t.a.r.p., that first vote, i think people said, okay, i'm going to have to work the rest of my life, there goes my 401(k) and the congressmen rise above. i hope it doesn't take that. i hope it didn't. >> we do have some media news today, viacom is out with some numbers. >> viacom is not as bad as i had feared. the market numbers down about 6% for the company which is perhaps a little bit better than might have been expected. if you take a look over the last few weeks
as well. we start with the markets. new optimism about the cliff. president obama in myanmar saying he's confident the fiscal situation will be dealt with hours after he hit the phones calling top ceos. >> lowe's shares on better than expected earnings. the results renewing hopes this morning about the housing recovery. >> international pressure mounts for israel and gaza to agree to a cease-fire after a weekend of air strikes leave a dozen dead and hundreds injured. brent continues to climb with gold going higher. >> the president and congress will strike a deal to restore the fiscal cliff. over the weekend in asia, the president said he's confident we can get the fiscal situation confident and reached out to ceos including tim cook, warren buffett and jamie dimon. after top house and senate leaders say friday's meeting was constructive. we see headlines that may bring news to other companies. intel ceo paul otellini to retire. >> during this period where a lot of companies moved toward mobile, was not pioneer mobile. arm holdings to go a bunch of shares. this may be a positive -- vie
was the extension of the bush tax cuts. president obama wasn't interested in a deal because he didn't have much leverage. that meant any deal would favor the republicans and alienate his core constituencies. you fast forward to now, look, all negotiations go through ups and downs, but the bottom line is that both sides need a deal. if the republicans push us off the fiscal cliff, they will be blamed for the subsequent recession and they'll pay the price in 2014. president obama also needs a deal because history doesn't remember who the speaker of the house was during a period of weak economic growth. the president gets the credit or the blame. he's going to be written about for 300 years and he does not want to preside over eight years of the weakest growth in u.s. history. so, he needs a deal so that the next four years are better than the last four years. >> we'll see. obviously, still the opening days of this process. charlie, the fed chairman in new york yesterday referring to these talks, reiterating how important it is they get done. he coined the term, fiscal cliff, "the washington post"
of euro/dollar. obviously here reid's comments sent the euro in the risk trade back. obama/boehner comments about a possible agreement. geithner with congressional leaders would set up any kind of good news for a euro to push through that 1.30 level. >> what are your levels? >> i like to go long. actually, i just bought euro literally in my hand held before i sat down at 1.29.70. you want to look for a push through that november triple top high over 1.30. we could target the 1.30, 1.40, the high from october. traditionally in the technical analysis world we have a triple top setting up. those do not hold. i like the trade up towards a test of that october high. >> i'm surprised you don't think the yen is a better trade at the moment. there's a lot of chatter everywhere else about it. >> it's a great point, simon. you know, the boj is doing everything they can to end their 13, 15-year deflationary cycle. my thought on that is you don't get hit by the train you see coming. i feel like the market is so focused on the short yen trade, i think it could work in the short term. yo
. by just simply adopting what passed in the senate. >> president obama is meeting with high profile chief executive officers today to talk about country's fiscal issues. >> we're here to support doing the right thing and putting america back to work. >> we don't legislate but we know the consequences of a failure to reach an agreement. >> only way democracy works is through compromise at the end of the day. >> i'm optimistic we'll continue to work together. >> our ultimate goal is an agreement that gets long-term deficit under control in a way that is fair and balanced. >> stocks trade on fiscal cliff comments from president obama and john boehner. >> no substantive progress has been made in talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. the white house has to get serious. >> republicans know where we stand. we have said it. we've said it. we've said it so many times. >> i think all of us today are confident we can reach a bipartisan agreement by christmastime. >> according to a congressional republican aides who have talked to "the wall street journal," they obtaine
. the not well capitalized person is afraid of obama care because headlines have been not they are afraid of what the health care bill will look like. what is my health care going to look like next year. i don't know. what is my employees' health care going to look like? i don't know. they will wait to hire. well capitalized people say i'll make ten investments. a couple home runs. >> you hope. >> a lot of business have failed and it's painful. >> taxes are not top of mind. they're not top of mind. >> always been my experience at least in talking to those people. >> it's a washington thing to talk about that. i just don't think they start a lot of businesses. governor norquist was in my class at college. governor norquist stands for -- you can argue longer term he's just a complete libertarian who wants the government to be nil. he doesn't want a government. that's libertarian. not a republican for heaven sake. not a traditional republican. lincoln who came up with the idea of having higher rates for richer people because he said they benefit from the country. he seems like just a radical. like m
for years and believes the speaker wants to make a deal with president obama to avoid the fiscal cliff, but he's seen washington's dysfunction and has his doubts. >> he's somewhat just like the president. it's time to do ahead and do your job. >> speaker boehner is secure enough in his own district that his constituents will give him a free hand to negotiate. his bigger challenge is pulling together republicans from districts across the country behind any deal he ultimately strikes with president obama. >> carl, that's not just john boehner's job. it's also the job of eric cantor, the majority leader the on the democratic seed, harry reid and chuck schumer have to pull their flock behind any potential deal struck. that's not easy getting 60 votes the in the senate and the majority of the house. >> rangling cats on both sides, john. the president meeting with business executives at the white house, going to pennsylvania this week to visit a small business. all theater, or is there something bigger going on? >> he's trying to put pressure on the congress and generate more stakeholders. h
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